I know its low hanging fruit and all but i would really like to make fun of this hilariously stupid paste magazine list of 50 best band logos

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some dude, the very thread title apologizes for the whole endeavor.

grandavis, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:56 (four years ago) Permalink

Didn't look like that bad a list to me, just skimming. Husker Du is an obvious omission, and maybe, not that anybody cares anymore, Chicago.

clemenza, Friday, 11 May 2012 16:57 (four years ago) Permalink

we should just come up with our own 50

Drive By Truckers Cooleybird gets my vote, though it might not make a list of 50 with all the classics around

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:25 (four years ago) Permalink

some dude, the very thread title apologizes for the whole endeavor.

― grandavis, Friday, May 11, 2012 12:56 PM (30 minutes ago) Bookmark

well i was talking mainly about the responses, but even the thread starter was a little over the top about "oh my god that's not a logo that's a FONT"

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 17:28 (four years ago) Permalink

we take our marketing very seriously here

jesus christ (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Are 'logos' and 'insignias' interchangeable? B/c a lot of my favorites are really insignias w/o any text. Blue Oyster Cult for example. They don't have a 'logo' I really care for but their insignia is probably my favorite ever.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Huskers otoh had a killer logo and a killer insig.

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:35 (four years ago) Permalink

glad they mention the classic camper van beethovan font that EVERYONE in my jr high had all over their trapper keepers

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:37 (four years ago) Permalink

i've never gotten clear about the distinction between font and typeface. and now re: husker du, logo and insignia.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 11 May 2012 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

hey, it turns out that this list of band logos in past magazine is bad and terrible

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:50 (four years ago) Permalink

capt save a pastes up in here

da croupier, Friday, 11 May 2012 17:51 (four years ago) Permalink

logo and insignia are roughly interchangeable terms when it comes to this sort of thing. neither has to have text to count. BOC symbol is a classic band logo/insignia.

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:53 (four years ago) Permalink

iirc, the difference between font and typface, refers to the difference between the concrete thing you print with (the font) and the design embodied in it (the typeface)

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 17:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Blue Oyster Cult for example. They don't have a 'logo' I really care for but their insignia is probably my favorite ever.

I mentioned in some BOC thread how I drew one on the blackboard EVERY DAY during high school calculus class!

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Revolution By Mid-Morning

Hierophantiasis (Jon Lewis), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:05 (four years ago) Permalink

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:46 (four years ago) Permalink

I like the classic GNR logo which wasn't included.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:47 (four years ago) Permalink

and the Scissor Sisters one is just like, who the fuck cares

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Although good job on including Ween.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

glad they mention the classic camper van beethovan font that EVERYONE in my jr high had all over their trapper keepers

― Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, May 11, 2012 1:37 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rare moment when i really have no idea if m@tt is being sarcastic

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:50 (four years ago) Permalink

^ more "a band logo" than a great one

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:50 (four years ago) Permalink

those links didnt work

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:51 (four years ago) Permalink

I can't see those!

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Weezer uses that same logo on every fucking album cover. So instead let's include that flying W thing.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 18:53 (four years ago) Permalink

This should've been a poll btw (Black Flag would've had my vote).

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Friday, 11 May 2012 18:58 (four years ago) Permalink

caulk the wagon and float it, Friday, 11 May 2012 19:07 (four years ago) Permalink

hokey, i guess stuff isn't showing. dang bands. at risk of redundancy:



10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 19:11 (four years ago) Permalink

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 19:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Friday, 11 May 2012 19:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Cheap Trick! That's gotta be all time top 10.

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 19:34 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah Cheap Trick otm
also Maiden

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm sure these would have been linked to somewhere else, but:

http://horsesthink.com/?p=1080

The original site seems to have disappeared. A friend bought me the Scorsese; would rather have gotten the Bela Tarr.

clemenza, Friday, 11 May 2012 21:14 (four years ago) Permalink

glad they mention the classic camper van beethovan font that EVERYONE in my jr high had all over their trapper keepers

― Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, May 11, 2012 1:37 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rare moment when i really have no idea if m@tt is being sarcastic

― some dude, Friday, May 11, 2012 1:48 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha totally sarcastic! i mean, no one cares about camper van beethovan!

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:16 (four years ago) Permalink

horses think otm

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Blitzen Von Trappist (?) but no Sisters Of Mercy/Merciful Release? Fuck this life.

Ima Skim Read That Bitch (Doran), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:26 (four years ago) Permalink

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

speaking of which:

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 21:35 (four years ago) Permalink

who is it on ilx who has this on them again?

piscesx, Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:19 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Band logos are very much a "guy" thing aren't they? There's only two bands in that list (Cramps, ABBA) that aren't all male as far as I can tell. It's hard to think of many co-ed or all-female bands that have a logo. Then judging by the people you see around wearing t-shirts, patches or whatever, it's men that relate to logos for whatever reason. Maybe the music or genres that throw up bands with logos, like punk, metal, techno etc are just more boys clubs than the rest? Or maybe men are just inherently more into this kind of self-branding?

everything, Thursday, 31 March 2016 00:18 (four months ago) Permalink

There's only two bands in that list (Cramps, ABBA) that aren't all male as far as I can tell

can't be arsed clicking through that whole paste magazine list, but is the B-52s logo really not included? disgraceful if so

soref, Thursday, 31 March 2016 01:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Good one! But no, they're not there.

everything, Thursday, 31 March 2016 04:21 (four months ago) Permalink

L7 effectively have a logo for a name

post feels broadly otm though, band-shirt-as-personality-substitute generally a male practice I'd've thought, likewise the robust shitheaded territorial pissing re: who is and isn't entitled to wear Motorhead logos or whatever

drive me to a girly rave (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 31 March 2016 08:52 (four months ago) Permalink







With Warpaint, you have this, whcih is awesome:

versus this, which I consider pretty much not having a logo:

how's life, Thursday, 31 March 2016 09:25 (four months ago) Permalink

sorry for the image bomb. Just thought about the women musicians I listen to most often and their logos. Are there any bands you were thinking about in particular that you were thinking of, everything?

how's life, Thursday, 31 March 2016 09:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Screaming Females does not appear to have a logo. Nor Sleater-Kinney.

how's life, Thursday, 31 March 2016 10:37 (four months ago) Permalink

seems like the original paste feature that this article linked to is gone. Here is another feature by them about logos. St. Vincent's is pretty dope. Most of the rest look like they could be logos for big oil or something.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/03/can-you-identify-these-10-contemporary-band-logos.html

how's life, Thursday, 31 March 2016 13:48 (four months ago) Permalink


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